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By David Iserson
Razorbill, 2013
Source: Library
Audience: All Teens

Sooo I picked this one up because I love New Girl (who doesn't???) and this guy wrote for it! How cool is that?! Naturally, this book was hilarious! Astrid really is, as my mother would say, "Something Else." The best thing about this book was that you would be laughing and thinking, "How crazy is THIS?" and then Astrid would totally drop a bomb on you about her life and make you think seriously about why she is the way she is.

It has the best of both worlds - thoughtful and funny. A dash of mystery is a bonus.

Check it out.

From Goodreads:
Being Astrid Krieger is absolutely all it's cracked up to be.

She lives in a rocket ship in the backyard of her parents' estate.

She was kicked out of the elite Bristol Academy and she's intent on her own special kind of revenge to whomever betrayed her.

She only loves her grandfather, an incredibly rich politician who makes his money building nuclear warheads.

It's all good until...

"We think you should go to the public school," Dad said.
This was just a horrible, mean thing to say. Just hearing the words "public school" out loud made my mouth taste like urine (which, not coincidentally, is exactly how the public school smells).

Will Astrid finally meet her match in the form of public school? Will she find out who betrayed her and got her expelled from Bristol? Is Noah, the sweet and awkward boy she just met, hiding something?

Find out in this hilarious tragicomedy from New Girl and SNL writer David Iserson!